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Declaration of Commitment to the Darfur Peace Agreement

June 12, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — Attached the text of the Declaration of Commitment to the Darfur Peace Agreement, which was signed on June 8 by leading figures of Sudan Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality Movement.

Having Participated in the negotiations which led to the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) signed by the Government of he Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan Liberation Movement / Army (Mini Minawi), on 5th May 2006 and / or in our capacity as filed commanders and responsible officers of the Darfur Movements;

RECOGNIZING the commitments of our movements under the following Agreement which form an integral part of the DPA:
- Agreement on Humanitarian Assistance of the 8th day of April 2004;
- Protocol on the Establishment of Humanitarian Assistance of the 8th day of April 2004, N’djamena, Chad;
- Agreement with Sudanese Parties on the Modalities for the Establishment of the Ceasefire Commission and the Deployment of Observers in Darfur, of the 28th day of May, 2004.
- Protocol between the Government of the Sudan (GOS), the Sudan Liberation Movement/ Amy (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on the Improvement of the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur of 9 November 2005;
- Protocol between the Government of the Sudan (GOS), the Sudan Liberation Movement/ Amy (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on the Enhancement of the security Situation in Darfur of 9 November 2005;
- Declaration of Principles for the Resolution of the Security Situation in Darfur, of the 5th day of July 2005;

DESIROUS to fully and effectively abide by the provisions of the aforementioned Agreements;

CONVINCED that the DPA takes into account the concerns and provides the framework to meet the aspirations of all he people of Darfur, as well as will help usher in a new era of peace and security in Darfur.

BEARING IN MIND the immense and continuing suffering of the civilian population and the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Darfur;

CONSCIOUS of the historic opportunity provided by the DPA to restore peace, security and stability in Darfur.

NOTING that in spite of the very strong appeals by the African Union and the international community, notably the AU peace and Security council, the UN Security Council and several additional efforts by the AU and others to accommodate their concerns, the leaders of the our Movements have refused to sing the DPA;

COMMITTED to actively mobilize support for the DPA;

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY DECLARE THAT UPON SIGNATURE:

- We shall be bound by the letter and spirit of the DPA and shall assume and implement the relevant obligations arising there form, especially those related to the Comprehensive Ceasefire Agreement and the Arrangements agreed therein.

- We commit ourselves to ensure that all the Organs, Committees and Structures under our control, including our members, shall comply with the provisions of the DPA.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF we append our signatures as evidence of our desire to be associated with the implementation of the Agreement and our commitment to fully assume our responsibility to the generality of the people of Darfur.

Done this 8th day of June in the Year 2006.

On behalf of the attached list of members of SLM/A and JEM

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Declaration of Commitment to the Dafur Peace Agreement